~*Crushed*Glass*~ (crushedglass) wrote,
~*Crushed*Glass*~
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photography

Sometimes when I see a studio name on the back of a photo that comes in, I'll look them up online. Kind of to see what other people in the area are doing. I get this idea that everyone is doing all these fabulous things because I spend all sorts of time looking at really good stuff from all over. Then I see the reality of what's here and I wonder, ok if they're getting work, why am *I* not getting work? I can do better than that! I *do* do better than that! It's frustrating. I don't know how to let people know I exist in a way that I can afford. I have my little marketing cards and I have flyers to put up when I find some places to put them (and there are a few up now), I've been putting up craigslist ads and I'm listed with search engines. I don't know what else to do. I have a good portfolio and at least a small online presence with samples of my work. Though there is a better site to come. I just have to build it or get it built.

Today I decided to branch out a bit. I checked out the creative services section for chicago's craigslist. I'm willing to travel most anywhere someone is willing to pay me to go but Chicago is a good place to start to branch out because Steve's parents are there and I'm more comfortable there than I might be in some other strange place. There are so many things in their creative services section compared to the one here! it was overwhelming and I almost talked myself out of even posting, thinking that no one would ever contact me when they had so many local options. But then I thought about it and decided I was silly. If the worst that will happen is that no one will contact me (which has pretty much been the case here except for a couple people wanting weddings and one dude wanting nudes of himself) then it wouldn't hurt to try. So I put one up. Wee! Maybe something will come of something soon. I'm getting antsy.

I still have phlegm. I have a bit of a cough. And I have snot. I would like to be done with it now.
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